We all know we need more vegetables in our diets.Dark green leafy vegetables are the number 1 food that we need to make us healthy.
1 ) GREEN SMOOTHIES.
Is one of the most delicious way to get our vegetable intake.These smoothies can be made with fruits to ensure your daily intake of fruits and vegetables are reached and maintained.
Health Benefits of Green Smoothies
1 – Natural Weight Loss
Drinking a green smoothie is the best thing you can do to loose weight.
Green smoothies provide the nutrition, vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to loose weight quickly, safely and effectively without starving yourself. After drinking green smoothies for a few weeks, my wife and I noticed that our cravings for junk foods were greatly reduced and we actually began craving healthy food options!
2 – Increased Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables (Particularly Greens)
The American Cancer Society recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day to prevent cancer and other diseases. Green smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get your vegetables and dark, leafy greens without tasting them. The fruit masks the flavor so even though all you taste is pineapple, mango, banana or strawberry, you are consuming a healthy dose of spinach, carrots, tomatoes and any other vegetable that you put in.
3 – Easier Digestibility and Nutrient Assimilation
Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility. Your blender unlocks the nutrients and maximizes their delivery to your body more than chewing any salad could. Smoothies are quicker and more convenient than preparing and thoroughly chewing a salad, especially when you are on the go.
4 – Antioxidants
Green Smoothies are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Not only are you giving your body the best defenses for disease, but you are ingesting a variety of natural substances that are essential for optimum health and fitness.
5 – Increased Energy
Smoothies provide a powerful boost of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients without bogging down your digestive system. Since you are eating natural, whole foods in the most optimum form for your digestibility and nutrient absorption, you will have more energy to get things done and enjoy your day.
6 – Mental Clarity and Focus
With a healthier diet comes greater mental clarity and focus. Green smoothies have replaced my morning coffee ritual.
7 – Increased Fiber Intake
Unlike fruit juice or using a juicing machine, green smoothies use the whole fruit and vegetable so that you get all the fiber and nutrition. Fiber is essential for good colon health and it keeps your bowels in working order.
8 – Clearer Skin
Clearer, radiant skin is an often-reported benefit to eating healthier. Smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin.
9 – Reduce Cravings
Green smoothies reduce cravings for junk foods, unhealthy sweets, salt and fats. You will find that after a few weeks of drinking smoothies, you will crave healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables and greens.
10 – Rich With Chlorophyll
Green smoothies are rich with chlorophyll which some natural health experts say enhances the immune system, purifies the blood and rejuvenates the body.
11 – Alkalizing
Fruits and vegetables are alkaline foods and many natural health experts claim that consuming these foods helps maintain a proper alkaline balance in the body. Acid-producing foods (as well as the over-consumption of protein) can raise the PH level of the blood, which can cause your body to leach calcium from your bones to neutralize it, thus increasing your risk for osteoporosis. Mainstream doctors and nutrition experts, while also promoting an increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, point out a lack of clinical, scientific evidence to support claims by alkaline-diet promoters. Either way, consuming foods that help maintain a proper PH level in our bodies is a good thing and green smoothies can help with that.
In addition to these health benefits, green smoothies are:
- Easy to make and clean up after.
- Taste amazing.
- Will keep for a few days in the fridge.
- Are fun to make and experiment with different fruits and vegetable combinations.
SMOOTHIES SHOULD BE MADE WITH EITHER FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES OR ORGANIC GREEN SUPERFOOD MADE FROM NATURAL, ORGANIC VEGETABLES.
2)Vegetable and Fruit Juicing
It’s no secret that vegetables are good for you, so it stands to reason that vegetable juicing is one of the best things you can do for good health. Vegetable juicing provides your body with a very concentrated source of nutrients and enzymes, particularly when organic vegetables are used.
It also helps to detoxify your body and boost the immune system with high doses of vitamins and minerals that are easy to absorb. In order to get the most benefit from eating vegetables, it is best to eat them raw. Of course, it can be difficult to eat large quantities of raw vegetables, but drinking several glasses of vegetable juice daily is relatively easy. Veggies are generally lower in sugar and higher in nutrients and enzymes than fruits, so vegetable juicing is an especially good way to nourish the body especially when you are sick.
One of the most important results of giving your cells a healthy dose of vegetable juice is that it will help to maintain the pH balance of your body. An optimum pH level is essential for maintaining good health. The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 with a measure of 1 being extremely acidic and a measure of 14 being extremely alkaline.
Ideal pH Level
The reason pH (or potential hydrogen) is important is that too often our cells become too acidic. The more acidic the cells are, the less able they are to transport oxygen throughout the body. In this regard, acid is toxic to the body’s cells. The ideal pH level is slightly alkaline, between 7 and 7.5. Unfortunately, the environment tends to contribute too much acid, making it difficult to maintain a healthy pH balance without a concerted effort to include more alkaline foods like vegetable juices in the diet.
Enzymes for Enhanced Digestion
As mentioned, vegetable juicing also provides a concentrated source of enzymes to aid digestion. Proper digestion is just as important as nutrient concentration, since undigested nutrients cannot be utilized by the body. Because the typical diet includes foods that are difficult for the body to digest, many people do not have enough digestive enzymes to break down foods and utilize nutrients.
But the good news is that with a few vegetable juice drinks a day, digestive enzymes can easily be replenished.
Juicing with vegetables also helps to detoxify the body and enables the cells to absorb and utilize nutrients better. If the cells of the body are loaded with toxins, adding more nutrients will be of little value, so the ability of vegetable juicing to detoxify cells is as important to overall digestion and health as the consumption of large amounts of nutrients and enzymes.
The best vegetable juices are made from organic vegetables that are in season. Green vegetables should always be used in a healthy vegetable juice recipe. Some of the best vegetables for juicing arelettuce, kale, carrots, parsley, chard, and broccoli. You can experiment with recipes to find the flavor combinations that you like best.
3) ADD POWDERED ORGANIC VEGETABLES OR FRUITS TO PLAIN YOGURT, DAILY-
Purelife supergreen food and Moringa Leaves Powder are great in yogurts .It’s simple ,very effective and delicious.A great way to get the kids eating their veggies and also a very fast way without all the cleaning up after.One teaspoon of Purelife supergreen food or a teaspoon of moringa leaf powder will provide the daily amount of nutrients needed to maintain great health and neutralize the body.
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